A toast to Jeffrey Rudkin, a teacher of video production who teaches the value of peace, understanding and respect at Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington Alabama <3 Please read attached letter of recognition! Many of his students have won awards at the Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival 🙂 We are incredibly Grateful for his dedication and presence!
November 8, 2018
Mr. Jeff Rudkin Batchelor Middle School 900 W. Gordon Pike
Bloomington, Indiana 47403
Congratulations on the prestigious recognition with the Peacemakers Corps Association’s 2018 “Art of Making Peace” Award. We are proud of your lifetime commitment and continuing leadership using video production to develop students’ understanding of their own power to tell stories of significance and instill sense of responsibility and confidence to effect positive change in the world. Building peace, understanding, and respect are national imperatives and we commend you for enabling your young film makers to be part of the solution and among today and tomorrow’s leaders and peacemakers.
This Award and your many other achievements epitomize our deepest hopes for the recipients of the Milken Educator Award—to personally impact young people and help them learn and grow on a daily basis.
We commend you and your students for contributing to the future of our society in and beyond your school and community. Best wishes for a wonderful trip and experience in New York City and at the United Nations. We look forward to hearing more about your work.
Jane Foley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Milken Educator Awards, Milken Family Foundation